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Patients Are Untapped Resource For Improving Care, Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

A study looking at over 21,000 patients from 11 health centers finds that patients who receive mailed reminders for scheduling colorectal cancer screenings are more likely to comply than those...

Recipes for Health: Couscous With Beans and Cauliflower

11 years ago from NY Times Health

This dish is another wonderful take on cauliflower, which absorbs flavor as it stews in the spicy broth.

Researchers Report Breakthrough In Human Papillomavirus Research

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a new, inexpensive and efficient method for producing and studying a type of human papillomavirus that causes cervical cancer. The process could speed understanding of how the...

Cholesterol-reducing Drugs May Lessen Brain Function, Says Researcher

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study shows that drugs that inhibit the liver from making cholesterol may also keep the brain from making cholesterol, which is vital to efficient brain function.

No longer a gray area: Our hair bleaches itself as we grow older

11 years ago from Biology News Net

Wash away your gray? Maybe. A team of European scientists have finally solved a mystery that has perplexed humans throughout the ages: why we turn gray. Despite the notion...

An angry heart can lead to sudden death, Yale researchers find

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Before flying off the handle the next time someone cuts you off in traffic, consider the latest research from Yale School of Medicine researchers that links changes brought on by...

Mechanisms That Prevent Alzheimer's Disease: Enzymatic Activity Plays Key Role

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have been gaining further insight in the functioning of endogenous mechanisms that protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease. It was found that the activity of the enzyme α-secretase...

Million women study shows even moderate alcohol consumption associated with increased cancer risk

11 years ago from Physorg

Low to moderate alcohol consumption among women is associated with a statistically significant increase in cancer risk and may account for nearly 13 percent of the cancers of the breast,...

Vitamin B and folic acid may reduce risk of age-related vision loss

11 years ago from Harvard Science

New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds that taking a combination of vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid appears to decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...

The Aches of War: Some Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Suffer Frequent Headaches

11 years ago from Scientific American

There are currently 184,000 troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, about 15 percent of whom have suffered brain injuries from concussions, physical injury or blast exposure. And a new survey...

Women less likely to have a stroke after mini-stroke

11 years ago from Science Blog

That first "mini-stroke" may be more of a benign event for women than men, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Yale University. The findings...

Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk of colds, flu

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Vitamin D may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold, report investigators from the University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) School of...

Male infertility associated with testicular cancer

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Men who are infertile appear to have an increased risk of developing testicular cancer, according to a report in the 23 February issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of...

Lowering Your Cholesterol May Decrease Your Risk Of Cancer

11 years ago from Science Daily

Current research suggests that lowering cholesterol may block the growth of prostate tumors.

UCSF Gallo team reports hormone disorder drug could help drinkers stay sober

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A drug prescribed for male and female infertility and menstrual disorders could hold the key to a more effective treatment for alcoholism, according to a study by researchers at the...

Men and women appreciate art in different ways

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Men and women appreciate art in different ways

Really?: The Claim: Sugar in the Diet Can Lead to Acne

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Scientists are taking another look at the link between sugar and acne.

Vital Signs: Safety: When to Ground Alzheimer’s Drivers?

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A new study reports that a series of cognitive tests may help doctors determine which early Alzheimer’s patients are likely to pose a danger behind the wheel.

Moving nation from sick care toward wellness care

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Popping a pill can cut your cholesterol. But did the doctor also prescribe cutting the stress that's eroding your immune system? Or teach you how to exercise...

Virden Hospital ER reopens

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The emergency room is open again in Virden. The Assiniboine Regional Health Authority closed the facility last June because of a shortage of doctors, which forced patients to seek emergency...

Ontario expands access to weight-loss surgery

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Ontario will spend $75 million over the next three years to increase access to bariatric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, the province's health minister announced Monday.

Scientists Find Rare, Potent Antibody to HIV-1

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have for the first time isolated an important antibody in human serum that could potentially play a key role in the design...

Childhood trauma has life-long effect on genes and the brain

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- McGill University and Douglas Institute scientists have discovered that childhood trauma can actually alter your DNA and shape the way your genes work. This confirms in humans earlier...

Gender divide in alcohol-related deaths persists

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- A study by the University of Glasgow and the Medical Research Council (MRC) has found that more than twice as many men die every year in Scotland from...

Aching Back? Cholesterol Medication Might Help

11 years ago from Physorg

Back pain, a hallmark of degenerative disc disease, sends millions of people to their doctor. In fact, more than 80 percent of patients who undergo spine surgery do so because...

A steep(ing) learning curve on tea

11 years ago from Physorg

It's true that, unlike the rest of the world, Americans more often drink our tea instant and iced. But a revolution is brewing. We're warming up to the beneficial qualities...

U.K. tainted blood inquiry slams delays in 'horrific human tragedy'

11 years ago from CBC: Health

An independent inquiry has criticized government delays in responding to the Britain's tainted blood scandal.

Q & A: How Do Photochromic Eyeglass Lenses Work?

11 years ago from NY Times Science

My eyeglass lenses are supposed to darken in sunlight. How do they work?